Let’s talk skincare! I’ve never been one to take good care of my skin. I never showed it the love it deserves.
I was one of those people who would just splash their face with water, throw on some lotion, and call it skincare.
That is until I started to get older, and all the hormonal changes that come with having kids took over and showed me that I better start taking care of my skin if I want it to look good for the long haul.
So I listened and started to test out some products and create some semblance of a routine.
But I was picky and old habits die hard. I only wanted to use all-natural, chemical-free products, and I only wanted to use products that worked.
So after testing, and testing, and testing, and failing, and testing some more, I finally landed on a nighttime routine that works well for me (that I can actually stick with)!
And while I’m really no beauty blogger (you know what I’m talking about if you saw my Instagram story about my nightly skincare routine – if you haven’t, go check it out for a good laugh), I wanted to share it with you too in case like me, you’ve been struggling to find a good blend of affordable, natural products that work well for your skin!
THE NIGHTLY SKINCARE ROUTINE THAT HAS TRANSFORMED MY SKIN (WITHOUT BREAKING THE BANK)
Let’s jump on in, shall we?
STEP 1: WASH YOUR FACE
I’m notorious for sleeping in my makeup, but my skin usually punishes me for it! So I’ve started making it a point to wash any and all makeup off before I hit the hay to ensure my skin can breathe and doesn’t plot my revenge overnight!
These washcloths are easy on my skin and don’t use any chemicals to remove makeup. You just add hot water and the makeup comes off with ease!
If you want to take it a step further, Add some charcoal facial soap to help detox your skin and unclog your pores. This soap has done wonders for my skin!
STEP 2: USE A TONER
Now, I told you I never truly washed my face before, so it goes without saying that I also never used a toner.
I never knew the difference it would make for my skin! Toners are designed to help clear up your complexion and even your skin tone.
I’ve always struggled with a little blotchiness but never knew it could be addressed.
With this all-natural Cocokind organic rosewater facial toner, my skin has never looked healthier! I love this stuff.
Not only does it leave your face feeling light and refreshed, but it also smells good too! I just spray a few pumps on my face post-cleansing, morning and night, and reap all the benefits!
STEP 3: TIME FOR SOME RETINOL
Real talk time. I may not be 30 years old yet, but my skin is aging fast. Maybe it’s due to a lack of taking care of my skin for so many years. Maybe it’s due to the two kids I have who keep me up all hours of the night.
Let’s be honest… it’s probably both. But regardless, it’s time to take action to prevent further damage from sneaking up on me!
I love Honest Beauty for so many reasons. The products are great for my sensitive skin, they’re chemical and cruelty-free. They’re safe for the whole family. And they’re affordable!
And let’s be honest, that last one is hard to come by for all-natural products, am I right?
I just use a pump of this serum on my skin after the toner every night. I just put this on my face, not my neck, as it tends to dry out my skin a bit. But you do you! I love this stuff!
STEP 4: LET’S MOISTURIZE
Next up, a little clearing retinol moisturizer! I use the Honest Beauty Clearing Night Serum, and I love it!
This clearing night serum coupled with the retinol serum has done wonders for keeping my skin looking clear and bright! I love this combination!
My skin can get kind of oily, so I don’t love using a heavy moisturizer at night. This lets my skin breathe while still doing the work!
STEP 5: GIVE YOUR EYES SOME LOVE
The skin around my eyes is super sensitive, and it gets irritated really easily (especially after removing my makeup).
So I always make sure to give my eyes some extra love with this Honest Beauty Younger Eye Cream.
This eye cream moisturizes your skin and keeps it looking young and vibrant without irritating! I use this every single night without fail!
STEP 6: STOP THOSE DREADED BREAKOUTS IN THEIR TRACKS
Should I still be getting breakouts? Somehow I do. Between all the ups and downs my hormones have done over the last 5 years of having kids, breastfeeding, etc., my skin has taken some hits!
I’ve tried so many acne spot treatments that just haven’t done the trick. Then I stumbled on TreeActiv Invisible Acne Spot Treatment, and everything changed!
This spot treatment is all-natural and healthy for your skin! It dries out blemishes without taking the rest of your skin down with it, and it works fast!
STEP 7: DON’T FORGET ABOUT YOUR EYELASHES AND EYEBROWS!
Another step I’ve added to my skincare routine lately is a little DIY Last Boost that I make myself (I got the idea from Brook over at NestingWell).
Just use like you would mascara before bed to help nourish your eyelashes, and do a quick coat over your eyebrows as well!
This helps promote healthy follicles and hair growth! I’ve definitely noticed a difference. Make an extra or two while you’re at it – they make for fun gifts!
And that’s it! My quick, easy, and all-natural 7 step nighttime skincare routine that has transformed my skin!
My morning skincare routine may still be in need of some serious overhaul, but at least I spend a few quick minutes tending to my skin daily!
What are some of your very favorite skincare products? Share them with me in the comments!